Fridays with Emerald Stone [Wk. 5] Why are Wedding Albums Important?

Why are Wedding Albums Important? Well I’m glad you asked!

Today I wanted to make a specific blog about the importance of a wedding album. Will and I got married about 6 years ago. We have learned a lot since then and it has been a big help in my wedding photography business. I understand bride and grooms on a deeper level from my own wedding day experiences. Ironically, I had no idea what to look for when looking for photographers. I know… it sounds nuts! But when researching wedding photographers we were pushed in so many directions with so much to think about: large deposits, coverage times, what package to purchase, etc. One thing that no one really told us about was the importance of a good wedding album.

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After a very busy wedding season I am now able to look back and see all the things I want to make better this year. One of the things is that every wedding collection I offer will include a VERY high-quality wedding album.

As a bride and groom this is one of the few things that you can’t just go out and buy. Most high-end wedding album companies will only sell to registered businesses, unlike getting photo prints that anyone can go to Wal-Mart and print (which I don’t recommend). I do recommend that your wedding photos be displayed in the best way possible. A custom, high-quality album is simply one thing that a bride and groom can’t do without. Sure, there are plenty of places like Shutter Fly where you can use a pre-made template and drag and drop your photos. I even have some Shutter Fly albums. There is nothing wrong with them for iPhone photos, but those albums are not made to stand the test of time, and they are not meant to display high quality photographs. The quality of those albums are simply nowhere near what you want to have as your first family heirloom.

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You want an album that you can hand down to your kids & grand-kids one day and it still look just as good as the day you received it. We live in a digital age where it is so easy to just let our photos live on our phones or on Facebook. Let’s face it. Couples pay thousands of dollars for someone to capture, professional edit and spend an incredible amount of time on their wedding photography – and some of them just use the photos as the wallpapers on their computer. This is not something I want for my clients. I want you to have something that you can look back on and relive your whole wedding day.

Over the next few months I really want to compare my high-quality photos to some of the lower-end options. Most people have never had professional pictures taken, much less received high-quality print products. So it’s my job to show you what you’re missing out on!

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